World Menopause Day


World Menopause Day is celebrated on 18 October each year, drawing attention to the physical and emotional challenges faced by women going through menopause. While this day focuses on raising awareness about the symptoms and treatment options for menopausal women, it is also important to acknowledge the impact of menopause on all aspects of life, including careers in different industries. One such industry that has seen significant changes due to menopause is the music industry.

Menopause can bring about a range of symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, fatigue and difficulty concentrating. These physical and emotional challenges can greatly affect women who are at the forefront of their careers.

The music industry itself has previously been male-dominated with little understanding or accommodation for the experiences of women and those assigned female at birth going through menopause. However, as awareness of women’s health issues increases, the industry has pushed for better support systems.

Artists like Janet Jackson and Annie Lennox have spoken openly about their own experiences with menopause, contributing to breaking down barriers and stigmas surrounding this natural phase of life.

There has also been a rise in supportive networks like the MPA’s M3 (Menopause, Menstruation, Miscarriage and related health matters) Employee Network, specifically created for women in the music publishing industry going through menopause. These networks provide a safe space to share stories, seek advice from others who have gone through similar experiences and offer guidance on managing symptoms. This sense of community and understanding allows women to navigate the challenges of menopause more confidently and ensures that their talent continues to thrive despite any obstacles they may face.

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Sade Carrington – Burke
D&I Assistant 

For more information, please contact Helen in the DEI Team:
Helen Choudhury
Head of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
Champion of Menopause
Mental Health First Aider
[email protected]

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